Cowboys rookie Whitley tears ACL, will miss season

Updated: May 31, 2006, 12:55 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

For former Texas Tech offensive lineman E.J. Whitley, a seventh-round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys, his NFL career will begin the same way his college tenure did.

With a redshirt season.

The versatile Whitley, the last of Dallas' eight selections in the draft last month and the 224th player chosen overall, underwent Tuesday surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He will miss his entire rookie campaign.

The injury occurred during a rookie minicamp ...

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